The new virus causes gastrointestinal issues in swine and it might produce respiratory or other issues in people, said Rachel Graham of UNC’s Department of Epidemiology. Photo: AFP via Getty Images / TNS
The new virus causes gastrointestinal issues in swine and it might produce respiratory or other issues in people, said Rachel Graham of UNC’s Department of Epidemiology. Photo: AFP via Getty Images / TNS

A new coronavirus fear? New strain seen in swine has potential to jump to humans, US study finds

  • The virus, called swine acute diarrhoea syndrome, or Sads-CoV, began to infect swine herds in China in 2016, causing diarrhoea and vomiting
  • The most likely way for the virus to move to humans would be through contact such as between workers and animals at hog farms.

The new virus causes gastrointestinal issues in swine and it might produce respiratory or other issues in people, said Rachel Graham of UNC’s Department of Epidemiology. Photo: AFP via Getty Images / TNS
The new virus causes gastrointestinal issues in swine and it might produce respiratory or other issues in people, said Rachel Graham of UNC’s Department of Epidemiology. Photo: AFP via Getty Images / TNS
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